Visit Titanic Belfast when staying at the Grand Central
Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a must-see on any visit to Belfast and Northern Ireland.
Titanic Belfast, named the World's Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards in 2016, is located beside the Titanic Slipways, the Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices and Hamilton Graving Dock, the very place where Titanic was designed, built and launched in 1912. Titanic Belfast tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to its maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. The self-guided Titanic Experience extends over nine interpretive and interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her.
On entering, visitors can step back in time and learn about the thriving industries and exciting design innovations that led to the creation of RMS Titanic, the largest and most luxurious ship in the world. Pass through the original Harland & Wolff gates to continue the journey to the Shipyard and the dark ride that uses special effects, animations and full-scale reconstructions to recreate the reality of shipbuilding in the early 1900s.
There's not much time to catch your breath, as you're greeted with a panoramic eagle's eye view of the actual slipways on which both the Titanic and the Olympic once rested, as well as experience the excitement of launch day in 1911. Then it's all aboard to experience an eclectic range of exhibits, models, interactive databases and elaborate computer generated imagery which illustrate the ship's opulent fit-out including exact replicas of the cabins, and journeys through the dining areas, the ship's engine rooms, working interiors and deck promenade, where visitors can see and hear the oceans and feel the engines rumbling. Guests then move on to paying tribute to the loss of this magnificent ship and the 1,500 men, women and children who lost their lives on her tragic maiden voyage, and experience the aftermath, the inquiries and the sensational news reports of the time. The story is then brought up to the present with the discovery of the wreck and into the future with live links to contemporary undersea exploration.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.titanicbelfast.com or by calling T:+44 (0) 28 9076 6399. When visiting Northern Ireland, stay at the Grand Central Hotel near Titanic Belfast - ideally located just 5 minutes from one of Belfast’s best tourist attractions.